The classes listed below are a part of the curriculum and are offered at no extra cost. They provide an enrichment to our program and a variety in the children’s day. Classes will begin in October and are held once per week. Information for the paid classes will be available after the parent meeting in September.
MUSIC – WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
Mrs. Joanne Alme will be our Music teacher again this year. Ms. Joanne is a trained Montessori teacher and currently owns her own music school. She will teach the children the joys of musical concepts, rhythm instruments and sing-a-longs.
ART – SCHEDULED DAY WILL VARY
Mrs. JoAnn Ekstrom will provide art projects for special events and holidays. Ms. JoAnn, as owner of KINDER CRAFTS, has over 20 years of experience working with children. She will supplement her classes with children’s literature related to the art projects. She uses various materials and supplies to allow the children to experience the “JOY OF ART”. Children not scheduled to come on Art day will do the projects on a day they are here or take the project home to do.
SPANISH – TUESDAY MORNINGS
Teaching our Spanish program this year will be Senora Carolyn Cosentino. Senora Carolyn has over 15 years experience teaching the Spanish language to young children. Spanish will be introduced to the children using songs, games and pictures.
READING – WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
We would like to welcome back Mrs. Laveeta Sweeney as our Reading Specialist this year. Ms. Laveeta is a trained Montessori teacher with over 22 years experience in Montessori teaching. Individual sessions will be scheduled weekly for children who have mastered the phonetic sounds and who will benefit from follow up reinforcement and comprehension work.
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE OFFERED FOR CHILDREN IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. Children must be 3 1/2 years old to enroll in the after school programs.
JUMPBUNCH: This sports and fitness enrichment program is designed to build coordination and self-esteem in young children. The program is taught in a fun, age-appropriate manner in a safe, non-competitive environment. Class is held on Thursdays at 3:15pm, 3:45pm and 4:15pm.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT AND BALLET: This program will teach the children rhythm and coordination and help develop fine motor skills. Ms. Debbie Braun will be returning. She has been with our school for over 20 years. Class is held on Tuesdays at 3:15pm-4:15pm.